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Innovation By Demand: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Demand and its Role in Innovation

Andrew McMeekin, Mark Tomlinson, Ken Green, and Vivien Walsh

Abstract

This book brings together a range of sociologists and economists to study the role of demand and consumption in the innovative process. Starting with a broad conceptual overview of ways that the sociological and economics literatures address issues of innovation, demand and consumption, it goes on to offer different approaches to the economics of demand and innovation through an evolutionary framework, before reviewing how consumption fits into evolutionary models of economic development. The book then looks at food consumption as an example of innovation by demand, including an examination of ... More

Keywords: demand, consumption, innovation, economic development, African Americans, collective identity, high-tech products, economic sociology, micro-individual, macro-structural

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780719062674
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719062674.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew McMeekin, author

Mark Tomlinson, author

Ken Green, author

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